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Why do some songs get stuck in your head? Researchers explain

Almost all of us get songs stuck in our heads from time to time - they are known as ‘earworms’. The first large-scale study, led by Dr Kelly Jakubowski at Durham University, explains why we really can't get lots of songs - including Kylie Minogue's Can't Get You Out Of My Head - out of our head.

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